The Monroe Big Band is a community-based group of musicians who all take time out of their daily lives to meet once a week for rehearsal.  We have music teachers, accountants, managers, engineers and computer specialists in our ranks, that when combined form one of the finest big bands in the area.  The group has roots as far back as the late 70’s, but came into its own in the mid-80’s.

MBB members build families, retire, or move away, so the band  members may vary, but the music always keeps moving ahead.  Over the years, we've managed to successfully build and grow our music repertoire, and now, the Monroe Big Band attracts some of the finest musicians in Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio, either as regular members or as-needed substitutes.  We're proud of this tradition of improvement and excellence!
Jeff Kopmanis - Alto I
John Lukacs - Alto II
Jerry Lentner - Tenor I
Mike Steele - Tenor II
Tim Lentner - Baritone/Manager


Greg Prusaitis - Trombone I
Rick Pierce - Trombone II
Brian Becker - Trombone III
Matt Martinez - Trombone IV
Mark Stewart - Piano/Trombone


Mike Kurilko - Trumpet
Brian Sullivan - Trumpet
Bob McMillian - (pictured, retired)
Jaymi Yettaw - (not in picture)


Mark Stewart - Piano/Trombone
Sven Anderson - Piano (pictured, sub)


Kevin Sands (special guest)